“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!” Job 38:4-5 NKJV
God challenged Job to answer Him. By declaring His mighty works the Lord convinced Job of his ignorance and human limitations.
Job was a blessed man before his trial, during his trial and after. God’s hand was upon Job throughout his lifetime. God used Job to reveal His sovereignty and power over creation to Satan, the host of heaven and us!
Most people do not believe God communicates directly with people. That goes for many Christians as well. I believe the Lord speaks to us in a variety of different ways. Why doesn’t God speak to everyone the way He spoke to Job?
Some people believe God picks and chooses who will and will not be saved. I do not. Jesus wants all people to be saved. The bible is very clear on that point.
God lives outside of time. He sees and knows all things past present and future. God knows who will repent and who will not. Jesus knows who will respond to the gospel and who will not.
God scolded Job for thinking he could determine the difference between good and evil. He corrected Job for believing God makes mistakes.
No one can oppose the Lord and prevail!
God knew He could use Job for His glory and honor. He knew how Job would respond to his trial before He allowed it. The Lord knew Job would know His voice before He spoke to Job. God also knew how Job would respond to the revelation God gave Him.
God reveals Himself to everyone. He is revealed in creation. He sent Jesus to reveal Himself to us. He gave us His written revelation, the bible. God reveals Himself through the circumstances of life.
The Lord is revealing Himself to me through the trials and hardships I face today. Jesus reveals Himself in a variety of different ways to people who are watching and listening for Him today.
There are people who would not respond in faith no matter what God did. Do not be one of them!
If you seek Jesus you will find Him. He may not speak directly to you. He will speak to you in ways that are as unique as you are. Jesus will speak to you in ways that are as special as your relationship with Him!
Do not be deceived. The God of the bible is all powerful all knowing and ever present throughout His creation today!
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